Suzelle DIY graces the cover of Good Housekeeping

16:04 PM (16 Hours ago) New on the Shelf

To kick-off the festive season, readers of Good Housekeeping are in for a treat, as local DIY Internet sensation and author, Suzelle DIY, is featured on the magazine's cover. 

The ‘just pause’ marketing approach

15:55 PM (16 Hours ago) Opinion
Recent global studies on human stress levels and productivity paint a particularly grim picture for those in the working world, says Blast Brand Catalysts' strategist Chris Midgley.

The Big Issue Collector’s Edition is now on sale

15:35 PM (16 Hours ago) Entertainment
The Big Issue Collector’s Edition features more than 50 of South Africa’s best writers, chefs, thought leaders, public figures, photographers, cartoonists and illustrators.

BET rolls out packed December line-up

14:06 PM (18 Hours ago) Entertainment
As BET – channel 129 on DStv – prepares to open up to DStv Extra and Compact viewers this December, it’s time to get ready for festive entertainment as only BET knows how, packed with drama, comedy, documentaries, pranks and stars from Beyoncé to Nick Cannon, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union and more.

Celebrate #10YearsOfRAM at RAMfest

13:49 PM (18 Hours ago) Events
The Real Alternative Music Festival (known as RAMfest) has been one of the highlights on music lovers calendars for the last 10 years. RAMfest returns in 2016 with its decade celebration featuring local rock artists alongside the Los Angeles band, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC).

Heavy Chef’s new mag gets creative

13:41 PM (18 Hours ago) Marketing News
Digital learning initiative, Heavy Chef, recently launched the Campaigns Edition – the third issue of its quarterly magazine.  

Bookmark Awards Community category explained

13:22 PM (18 Hours ago) Awards

Digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and to battle it out for the industry’s most coveted awards, the 2016 Bookmark Awards, across eight categories, of which the Community category is one.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to South African screens on BBC Lifestyle

12:50 PM (19 Hours ago) Entertainment

Strictly Come Dancing is back. Fifteen new celebrities are ready to dance onto South African screens screens as the series finds a new home on BBC Lifestyle. 

The Kings of Vernac brings you nine comedians in nine languages

12:08 PM (20 Hours ago) Entertainment
Comedy lovers are set to receive a treat in a first of its kind comedy show which features all nine vernacular languages. Premium comedy, which has had six sold-out previous shows (Soweto Comedy Festival, and Mandela Day Comedy Special to mention a few), has gone all out to rope in Siswati, TshiVenda and Xitsonga comedians in the Kings of Vernac show.

SABC takes home five PromaxBDA Africa Awards

11:51 AM (20 Hours ago) Awards
The SABC has won several gongs at the annual PromaxBDA Africa Awards, held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Friday.

The Wedding Expo wins again

11:48 AM (20 Hours ago) Awards
The Wedding Expo has, for the second year in a row, been awarded the Diamond Arrow Award in the 1000 to 5000m² category, in the annual PMR.Africa National Survey on Event and Exhibition Organisers in South Africa.

The all-round agency

11:05 AM (21 Hours ago) Editorial Desk

It’s impossible to attend an industry conference or talk without the world ‘integration’ entering your earholes. And the reason for this is because integration offers more; it enables communicators to give their clients strong, centralised solutions. 

loveLife urges youth to fight against violence

11:02 AM (21 Hours ago) CSI
During this 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, loveLife, South Africa’s youth leadership development organisation, aligns itself with the Department of Social Development’s “Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward” theme. 

Durex launches campaign to create safe sex emoji

10:59 AM (21 Hours ago) Social Media News
Global leading sexual wellbeing brand, Durex, has launched an international campaign calling for the creation of the world’s first official safe sex emoji, ahead of World AIDS Day on Tuesday, 1 December 2015.

What to watch on M-Net this holiday season

10:34 AM (21 Hours ago) Entertainment
Everyone deserves a holiday, and during the upcoming festive season some of your favourite television characters – especially those who appear in series which are broadcast close to the US – will take a bit of a break. 

Huletts’ first ad in 10 years is pretty sweet

10:17 AM (21 Hours ago) Advertising News
Huletts, a brand synonymous with sugar in South Africa, is advertising on national television for the first time in more than 10 years with the commercial that won FCB Johannesburg its above-the-line business a few months ago.

Join OFM on their search for their next radio voice

10:09 AM (22 Hours ago) Media News
OFM, the sound of Central South Africa, is looking for new talent to join its line-up of radio presenters. The talent search competition, The Radio Voice, was previously won by current Breakfast Special presenter Yolanda Maartens, who has gone on to have a successful presenting career at OFM.

How to achieve brand success in Africa

8:08 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
It’s been a number of years that ProActive has been implementing campaigns in African countries; and it hasn’t been without challenges. ProActive’s Stephan Botha outlines the key elements for brand success, especially for FMCG brands, in African countries.

Urucu Media announces new African screenwriter’s residency programme

7:11 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Urucu Media, under the mentorship of Berlinale Talents, in partnership with The Nirox Foundation, Durban Filmmart, Restless Talent Management, The French Institute in SA and Institute Français’ Cinémas du Monde presents REALNESS, a screenwriters residency for a new generation of African cinema.

Night of A 1000 Drawings breaks the record for a crowd funded art exhibition

7:01 AM (Yesterday) CSI
From having nine Night Of A 1000 Drawings committee members at the beginning of 2015, to a dwindling couple of the die-hard pro bono Squad Team, they still managed to pull off an event which raised nearly R100 000 and broke the record for a crowd funded art exhibition in Johannesburg. 

New point-of-sale solution gives SMEs the tools to thrive

6:50 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Yoco has announced the launch of its integrated card payment and point-of-sale solution for small and medium-sized businesses. The launch follows a successful beta programme, which included over 500 merchants actively transacting on the platform and growing in double-digits every month. 

Win a trip to Thailand and Laos with Busabout

6:41 AM (Yesterday) Social Media News
No two days travelling around the world will be the same, which is why it’s always a good idea to keep a camera on standby for when beauty strikes in a moment that you may want to capture and look back on when your trip is over. 

Tim Modise to host a weekly current affairs show on Soweto TV

6:25 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Legendary journalist and broadcaster, Tim Modise, has partnered with Soweto TV to produce and host his own weekly current affairs show on DStv channel 251 and Free To Air in Gauteng. 

FOX International Channels Africa bag five PromaxBDA Africa Awards

15:44 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
FOX International Channels Africa’s (FIC) on-air team walked off with five awards at the PromaxBDA Africa 2015 Awards held in Sandton on Friday, 20 November.

Woolworths teams up with Movember Foundation

15:25 PM (Yesterday) CSI
This Movember, you can show your support for men’s health by purchasing a Relate bracelet which are available at selected Woolworths stores nationwide. 

Discover Digital partner with French-based Broadpeak

14:54 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Discover Digital, a South African digital entertainment company has partnered with Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, to make use of  Broadpeak’s video delivery solutions.

Afrikaans readers like to spend money

13:58 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Afrikaans readers of Ads24 newspapers (both print and online) are big spenders; putting R65 more in the shopping basket than the South African average. Woolworths is shopped at 3.2 times more than the norm, Checkers 2.3 times, Spar 1.4 times and Pick n Pay, 1.7 times.

Two new categories for Bookmark Awards

13:50 PM (Yesterday) Awards
With the deadline for entries to the prestigious IAB SA Bookmark Awards extended to 30 November, digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and do battle for the industry’s most coveted awards across eight categories, which include Channels and Campaigns.  

5FM takes on 16 days of activism

13:46 PM (Yesterday) Media News

In light of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, 5FM will be backing the international awareness campaign for the duration of the campaign from Wednesday, 25 November to Thursday, 10 December. 

Ask Afrika announces top youth brands

12:16 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News

The Ask Afrika Youth Brands Awards have discovered which brands are used loyally amongst those aged 15 to 34, irrespective of background and living standard. In this year’s survey, 21 Youth Brands were identified, followed by winners across 72 product categories.

FCB South Africa renamed to FCB Africa

11:36 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
FCB, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, has announced changes to the way in which it structures its business on the African continent. FCB South Africa, currently the head office for the network in Africa, has been renamed FCB Africa. This change signifies the network’s intent to bring the FCB Africa network more closely together.

The convergence of marketing, sales and data

10:52 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
Marketing and sales are the genesis of organisational growth and success and while noble and necessary, as disciplines, they are not without their detractors, says NativeVML chief growth officer Kevin Lourens.

Liquorice take home 20 New Generation Awards

10:45 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Liquorice, a DigitasLBi company and one of Africa’s leading digital organisations, was the top awarded agency at the 2015 New Generation Awards held on Thursday, 19 November in Johannesburg. The agency won a total of 20 awards, including the title of Agency of the Year for the second consecutive year. 

Young designers strut their stuff at Vukani Fashion Awards

10:13 AM (Yesterday) Events
Newtown Junction in the Johannesburg CBD was the venue for the 21st Annual Vukani Fashion Awards on Saturday, 23 November, where 14 budding South African designers put their skills to the test.

Loskop drop their second single

10:08 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Loskop, the production duo comprising of Craig Massiv and Troydon Murison dropped their second single this week. Keep It Coming is a remake of the C&C Music Factory classic of the same name.

ATFT and SA Indies impress at the American Film Market

9:59 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
The American Film Market (AFM) took place in Santa Monica, California from Wednesday, 4 November to Wednesday, 11 November, and South Africa was well represented by The Association for Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) and South African Indies and its partners; the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC).

Karabo Mogane wins Idols SA

9:30 AM (Yesterday) Media News
24-year-old Karabo Mogane from Mbombela is South Africa’s new Idol. The former Stellenbosch student with the soothing voice secured the lion’s share of more than 16-million votes cast for him and runner-up Mmatema Moremi (23) from Limpopo during the past week.

Grey Africa’s Venus campaign wins bronze

9:19 AM (Yesterday) Awards

Grey Africa was awarded a Bronze award for the Most Viral Campaign at the third annual New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards gala ceremony which was held in Johannesburg on Thursday, 19 November.

Soulistic Fusion Trio win the Red Bull Beat Battle

8:47 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Soweto locals, Soulistic Fusion Trio, won the Red Bull Beat Battle trophy at Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto on Saturday, 21 November in the final against Cape Town B-Boys, Ninja Turtles. 

East Coast Radio raises R1-million during its Toy Story with Game Corporate Day

7:55 AM (2 Days ago) CSI
Cheers and screams echoed throughout the Pavilion Shopping Centre just before 14:30 on Friday, 20 November as East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game celebrated raising R1-million during the Corporate Day Challenge. 

The power of a focused master brand

7:44 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Brand architecture is the art of linking your brands. It’s the equivalent of a person’s surname. If you have a surname like Oppenheimer for example, it is a name that is synonymous with success and wealth. So says Lara Cassel of The Strategy Department. 

Barnard Beukman appointed new editor of Beeld

7:34 AM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
Media24 has announced the appointment of Barnard Beukman as editor of Beeld from Tuesday, 1 December. Beukman worked at Media24 for many years both in editorial as well as on the business side of newspapers and the company looks forward to welcoming him back after almost three years. 

Digital PR: Do’s and Don’ts when reaching out to bloggers

7:13 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
All great PR’s know that the influence of a blogger has the potential to be far greater than any form of paid advertising in the new digital age. Bloggers slowly build a strong audience as they share their daily thoughts and opinions. So says Meg Shout, digital executive at London-based digital marketing agency, MediaVision.

Action Ambro’s take home two Assegai Awards for Eduloan campaign

16:15 PM (4 Days ago) Awards
Advertising agency Action Ambro’s won two DMASA Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards for the Eduloan 2015 registration campaign 'Bring the buck'. The campaign aimed to encourage students to use its services, resulting in a 17% increase in Eduloan registration loans, while the Eduloan Facebook page reached 50 000 followers.

Herbert Hadebe selected as Emmy Awards juror

16:05 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
Urban Brew Studios would like to congratulate one of their Drama Directors, Herbert Hadebe, who has been selected as an International Emmy Awards juror. Hadebe travelled to New York City this week and will be judging the Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama as part of the prestigious television awards.

An introduction to employed advocacy

15:59 PM (4 Days ago) Editorial Desk

What your employees think about your company, its products and services offerings, matters. Through their personal social media accounts, employees have the power to grow and define your brand. But they’re not going to do it by default.

King James Group takes home six Assegai Awards

13:56 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
King James Group (CT) walked off with six awards for excellence in direct marketing at the recent Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards. Further reinforcing the agency’s leadership credentials in the ever-growing and highly competitive area of branded content, its big wins included a Black Spear for the Sanlam One Rand Man campaign. 

Velocity’s Greg Gray and FCB Cape Town take Savanna in a new direction

12:30 PM (4 Days ago) Advertising News
Remaining true to the ballsy attitude intrinsic to Savanna, Velocity’s Greg Gray and FCB Cape Town have taken the brand in an exciting new direction with the latest advert. 

Andre Venter breaks Afrikaans-music records on Facebook

12:01 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
André Venter made Afrikaans music history this week by releasing his latest music video on Facebook only. The video for Venter and Andriëtte Norman’s duet, Tot Oneindig Einde Kry, was released on Wednesday, 18 November and was viewed 63 000 times, all within 24 hours.

Trend report: Tributes, panic and a word that’s not a word

11:59 AM (4 Days ago) Trending
Since our last #Trending piece, there has been a lot of terrible news in the media. The heart-breaking massacre in Paris followed by one in Nigeria. And don’t forget about Baghdad or Beirut. 
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